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sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
sherbet - flavored dessert ice
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
ebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism